Health https://www.iatp.org/issue/health en Republican Healthcare Proposal to Cost Farmers and Rural Communities https://www.iatp.org/blog/201703/republican-healthcare-proposal-cost-farmers-and-rural-communities <span> Republican Healthcare Proposal to Cost Farmers and Rural Communities</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/2017-03/farmsite.jpg?itok=hyguTTaV" width="950" height="590" alt="Farm site" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/Jeremy Vohwinkle">Jeremy Vohwinkle</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/colleen-borgendale" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Colleen Borgendale</span></span> <span>Wed, 03/22/2017 - 11:18</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The assessments of the new healthcare proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) from House Republicans and the Trump Administration are rolling in. And they are not good, particularly for farmers and rural Americans.</div> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:18:30 +0000 Colleen Borgendale 43211 at https://www.iatp.org Presentation for "The U and the Flu: The bad science behind industrial poultry" https://www.iatp.org/documents/presentation-u-and-flu-bad-science-behind-industrial-poultry <div data-history-node-id="43188" class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss no-field-teaser-image title-not-empty ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/about/staff/robert-g-wallace" hreflang="en">Robert G. Wallace</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a href="http://www.iatp.org/files/Wallace%20IATP%20U%20and%20the%20Flu%20Feb%202017%20FINAL.pdf">Download Evolutionary biologist Rob Wallace's presentation</a> for "The U and the Flu: The bad science behind industrial poultry</p> <p>It's been months since we've heard about bird flu in the U.S., but multiple outbreaks of deadly H5 bird flu are decimating poultry across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Yet, big poultry and its collaborators in government, including researchers at the University of Minnesota, are blaming wild waterfowl, which act as reservoirs for many influenza strains, for the new poultry outbreaks.</p> <p>Rob discussed calling out the bad science being done to protect the industry from changing the confinement practices that cause the flu outbreaks, and what we can do to work for food systems that are not a public health risk. <a href="http://www.iatp.org/blog/201701/industrial-production-of-poultry-gives-rise-to-deadly-strains-of-bird-flu-h5nx">Read his latest blog</a>.</p></div> </div> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:43:49 +0000 admin 43188 at https://www.iatp.org The U and the Flu: The bad science behind industrial poultry https://www.iatp.org/blog/201703/u-and-flu-bad-science-behind-industrial-poultry <span>The U and the Flu: The bad science behind industrial poultry</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-video view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-media-video-embed-field field--type-video-embed-field field--label-hidden field--item"><div class="video-embed-field-responsive-video form-group"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3kH75ZMFE0M?autoplay=1&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> </div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Mon, 02/13/2017 - 11:29</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Download the <a href="http://www.iatp.org/node/43188">presentation</a></p></div> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:29:26 +0000 admin 43187 at https://www.iatp.org The U and the Flu: The bad science behind industrial poultry https://www.iatp.org/event/u-and-flu-bad-science-behind-industrial-poultry <span>The U and the Flu: The bad science behind industrial poultry</span> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/25/2017 - 11:51</span> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:51:20 +0000 admin 43176 at https://www.iatp.org La producción industrial de aves de corral y las cepas mortales de la gripe aviar H5Nx https://www.iatp.org/blog/201703/la-produccion-industrial-de-aves-de-corral-y-las-cepas-mortales-de-la-gripe-aviar-h5nx <span>La producción industrial de aves de corral y las cepas mortales de la gripe aviar H5Nx</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/2017-03/Naim%20Alel%20%20Wikimedia%20%28cc%29_0.jpg?itok=N2nwZrsq" width="950" height="590" alt="Chickens in an industrial poultry barn" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/Image used under creative commons license via Wikipedia from Naim Alel.">Image used under creative commons license via Wikipedia from Naim Alel.</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Tue, 01/24/2017 - 11:57</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Published with the kind permission of Noticias de Abajo.</p> <p>Varios brotes mortales de gripe aviar H5 están diezmando las aves de corral de Europa, Asia y Oriente Medio.</p> <p>La epidemia, que se extiende a través de Eurasia en oleadas sucesivas, es continuación de una erupción de gripe aviar H5N2 en los Estados Unidos, durante 2015. Todas las nuevas cepas, H5N2, H5N3, H5N5, H5N6, H5N8 y H5N9, denominadas en conjunto H5Nx, descienden del subtipo H5N1, que apareció por primera vez en China en 1997 y desde 2003 ha provocado la muerte de 452 personas.</p></div> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:57:58 +0000 admin 43190 at https://www.iatp.org “Nano Inc.? There’s been an accident on Highway 15” https://www.iatp.org/blog/201607/%E2%80%9Cnano-inc-there%E2%80%99s-been-an-accident-on-highway-15%E2%80%9D <span>“Nano Inc.? There’s been an accident on Highway 15”</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/accidentSite%20copy.jpg?itok=_jyszjYo" width="950" height="590" alt="“Nano Inc.? There’s been an accident on Highway 15”" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In 2011, a truck transporting several 750-kg bags of photocatalytic titanium dioxide has lost part of its cargo. Since titanium dioxide is not classified as a hazardous material, workers of the road maintenance department cleaned the road. </p> </div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/admin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span>Thu, 07/28/2016 - 19:47</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>This imaginary message from a truck driver hauling 15 tons of a nano-copper (Cu) and nano-silicon (Si) powder could one day be the start of a very real accident. To think through the scientific and practical aspects of accident response preparation and intervention, U.S.</p></div> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:47:29 +0000 admin 43083 at https://www.iatp.org Nanomaterials in baby formula: why? https://www.iatp.org/blog/201708/nanomaterials-baby-formula-why <span>Nanomaterials in baby formula: why?</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/baby_Formula_roebot.jpg?itok=m9S7nk9d" width="950" height="590" alt="Nanomaterials in baby formula: why?" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/roebot">roebot</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/colleen-borgendale" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Colleen Borgendale</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:13</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>A new report from Friends of the Earth (FoE), <a href="http://www.foe.org/projects/food-and-technology/nanotechnology/baby-formula">“Nanoparticles in baby formula: Tiny ingredients are a big concern,”</a> will prompt a lot more commentary than can be summarized in this blog.</p> <p>Two questions likely to be raised in all commentaries:</p></div> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:13:39 +0000 Colleen Borgendale 43057 at https://www.iatp.org How the poultry industry is blaming farmers for H5N2 https://www.iatp.org/blog/201605/how-the-poultry-industry-is-blaming-farmers-for-h5n2 <span>How the poultry industry is blaming farmers for H5N2</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/Chicken_urbanseastar.jpg?itok=YEFh-0J-" width="950" height="590" alt="How the poultry industry is blaming farmers for H5N2" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-credit-flickr field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Used under creative commons license from <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/urbanseastar">urbanseastar</a></div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/colleen-borgendale" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Colleen Borgendale</span></span> <span>Mon, 05/16/2016 - 15:06</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Over the past year, the <i><a href="http://www.startribune.com" target="_blank">Star Tribune</a>,</i> the largest paper in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, has published almost all its articles on the outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N2 in its business section. </p></div> Mon, 16 May 2016 20:06:54 +0000 Colleen Borgendale 43056 at https://www.iatp.org Drinking water and Democracy: Tale of Two Cities https://www.iatp.org/blog/201602/drinking-water-and-democracy-tale-of-two-cities <span>Drinking water and Democracy: Tale of Two Cities</span> <div class="field field--name-field-media field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><article class="media media-image view-mode-feature"> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/feat/public/Flint_YouTube_TruthSec-Anons.png?itok=Mx0YjB_Y" width="950" height="590" alt="Drinking water and Democracy: Tale of Two Cities" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-caption field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Image used under creative commons license from YouTube user <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzzrmtt_Svdd-gTcPoWedjw">TruthSec Anons</a>.</p> </div> </article> </div> </div> <span><span lang="" about="/about/staff/account/colleen-borgendale" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Colleen Borgendale</span></span> <span>Thu, 02/25/2016 - 11:26</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The tragic situation in <a href="http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/flint-water-crisis" target="_blank">Flint</a> is in many ways a cautionary tale of democracy subverted, one that ties directly to the United States’ refusal to recognize basic human rights such as the right to water. These rights are enshrined in international law, including in the 2010 United Nations General Assembly declaration that all nations have a duty to ensure safe drinking water and sanitation.</p></div> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 17:26:30 +0000 Colleen Borgendale 43006 at https://www.iatp.org Farmers lack information on seed treatments found to harm pollinators, new paper https://www.iatp.org/documents/farmers-lack-information-on-seed-treatments-found-to-harm-pollinators-new-paper <div data-history-node-id="42910" class="node node--type-document node--view-mode-rss no-field-teaser-image title-not-empty ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Minneapolis– The effectiveness and costs of pesticide seed coatings are not being made clear to farmers, according to a new paper by the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy. Over the last decade, a small handful of seed companies often require or add neonicotinoid (neonic) seed coatings, particularly for genetically engineered crops. A growing body of science directly implicates neonic pesticides in the significant decline of bee and other pollinator populations. The most prevalent use of neonics is as seed coating material for agricultural commodity crops like corn and soybeans. The new IATP report, <a href="http://www.iatp.org/documents/unknown-benefits-hidden-costs"><i>Unknown Benefits, Hidden Costs: Neonicotinoid Seed Coatings, Crop Yields and Pollinators</i></a>, found that independent seed companies and dealers are willing to provide farmers with information and choice around seed coatings. Moving forward, the paper stressed the need for credible, farmer-led field trials that compare different seed coatings and traits and that information should be publicly available and shared with other farmers. Read <a href="http://www.iatp.org/documents/unknown-benefits-hidden-costs"><i>Unknown Benefits, Hidden Costs: Neonicotinoid Seed Coatings, Crop Yields and Pollinators</i></a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-upload field--type-file field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Upload</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field--item"><span class="file file--mime-application-pdf file--application-pdf icon-before"><span class="file-icon"><span class="icon glyphicon glyphicon-file text-primary" aria-hidden="true"></span></span><span class="file-link"><a href="https://www.iatp.org/sites/default/files/2015_08_06_NeonicPaper_PR_0.pdf" type="application/pdf; length=75979" title="Open file in new window" target="_blank" data-toggle="tooltip" data-placement="bottom">2015_08_06_NeonicPaper_PR.pdf</a></span><span class="file-size">74.2 KB</span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 05:00:00 +0000 Colleen Borgendale 42910 at https://www.iatp.org